In 1932 Veterans marched on Washington, DC in a similar way to the Veterans marching today.
For anyone not already familiar with the 1932 Veterans Bonus March it is worth reading about.
The 1932 Bonus march was comprised of about 43,000 marchers 17,000 World War I Vets, their families and supporters.
They camped in a shantytown called Hooverville.
President Hoover and his Attorney General ordered Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur to clean the Vets out of Washington.
MacArther sent Majors George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower in with regular Army troops and tanks to do the job.
All three ended up with their hands soiled by the blood of veterans and their families. Major Patton became General Patton and gained fame in WWII.
Major Dwight D. Eisenhower is the same man who became Commander of Allied Forces in WWII and went on to become USA President Dwight D. Eisenhower
They attacked the vets and fired on them killing at least one vet and injuring many more.
Then they set fire to Hooverville, injuring many more including some of the Vets' family members.
the final death tally is really uncertain as some of the injured died later of their wounds in various places around the country.
Not one of our finer moments, like when
we elected klinton.
“They attacked the vets and fired on them”
Overt lie or ignorance.
Army did not fire on Vets.
Used tear gas and did forcefully remove them. An infant did die of the tear gas. A participant who was shot and killed was shot off site in a building In a separate incident, unrelated to the Army’s forced removal of the campers, by DC police
I became familiar with the Bonus March history after hearing Chinese Communist apologists justifying the Tiananmen Square massacre with the supposed massacre of US Vets of the Bonus March, trying to create the moral equivalence of US and communist regimes.
Let this not turn in to a thread about the Bonus March. Just setting the record straight to off set long term leftist disinformation.
And everybody still thinks the military will be on our side.